gamers (62%) found this review helpful
It's alright, definitely worth playing. But then you start playing it and you're glad you only rented it. It's a slightly better Mafia 2, though it still suffers from a lot of the lame parts that come with a linear game that has been made from a sandbox engine. These are my gripes:
The problem I feel exists with every game like this is... you can solve the case one way, or you can get it wrong. There's no other way. Do it the way the guy who made it felt it should go, or suffer a lower score.
Pedestrians jaywalk in front of speeding, siren-ing police cars. HEY THANKS FOR JUMPING IN FRONT OF MY CAR.
Traffic is lol, either I'm looking at the lights wrong or everyone goes pretty much whenever their programming decides they should. Which is usually when I'm entering the intersection.
Chase sequences are a joke, either you know where the guy is going from following him 50 times already or you stop dead on a simple, hip-high wooden fence (in a car. I don't know about you, but I feel a speeding 2-ton sedan should make matchsticks out of any picket fence).
Shooting is alright, I've seen people complain about the accuracy but the guns are mostly accurate. The real problem is there are only about... three guns in the game at any time. And that's if you download the free DLC. I get that it's not really about the shooting... but I should at least have the choice of drawing my weapon, even if it'll end the case immediately. Those NPCs need to learn what happen when they jaywalk in front of the infamous Cole Phelps.
Street crimes, the 'mini cases' scattered around the city, they're more of a joke than anything else. Cut and paste "chase this dude and kill him," or "time to let you use your gun since you really don't fire it at any other point."
What else is there... cars are okay but ultimately slow. The city is expansive but I don't want to explore it. They cut out parts of the game and expect us to pay to put them back in. Everyone is quite expressive but it's not a movi
posted by champdolo_123 (NEW YORK, NY) Sep 27, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
if this was a shot em up game i would hate it but no rockstar took there time with this game they put this sandwich together with the hungrey costemors in mind and boy was it a dam good sandwich (warning if your looking for a shot em game this isnt for you)
I was skeptical when I read the synopsis of how much fun this game would be.But within the first 5 minutes I stand corrected.The graphics are spot on with super realistic 3D effects incorporating real actors from movies you might recognize.The story line is filled with twist and turns , puzzles to piece together and some really good dialogue sequences.And just when you think you know what's gonna happen next- the plot twist and you go from driving through a infinitely large map and taking any car you choose with a push of a button- to fist fighting a perp or balancing on a beam between buildings 20 stories high to pulling a gun and taking to shooting.This game incorporates graphics,action and problem solving in a way rarely seen in games these days.Rent this game and prepare to be Blown Away!